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Mesquite Police K9 Officer Kozmo, Badge # 1191, began his career with the Mesquite Police Department in March of 2017. During his four-year career with MPD, K9 Kozmo and his human partner (and best friend), Officer Jason Crawford, assisted with the locating of over 200 criminal suspects and the seizure of nearly 200 lbs. of illegal narcotics.
K9 Kozmo was the best of the best. He was a loyal partner to his handler and a dedicated servant to our community. K9 Kozmo excelled in all aspects of police canine work; however, he and Officer Crawford REALLY enjoyed tracking and locating felony suspects who had escaped capture.
K9 Kozmo was killed in the line of duty on April 26, 2021 while valiantly serving our community. While we mourn the loss of our family member, we appreciate his sacrifice and know that his service has made Mesquite a safer place to live and work.
We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from our community during this difficult time. All donations received will go directly to our K9 Unit and will be used to purchase equipment and training for our K9 teams. Donate at https://www.cityofmesquite.com/1677/Donations.
Rest in Peace Kozmo – you will be missed, but never forgotten.